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By Josh Richman
Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at 1:14 pm in Afghanistan, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, U.S. House.

Here’s Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, urging the House today to adopt an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 that would call for the Defense Secretary to report to Congress by Dec. 31 a comprehensive exit strategy from the war in Afghanistan:

The amendment later failed on a 138-278 vote: Lee, Pete Stark, George Miller, Jackie Speier, Anna Eshoo, Mike Honda and Lynn Woolsey voted for it; Ellen Tauscher and Jerry McNerney opposed it; and Zoe Lofgren and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t vote.

Meanwhile, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, spent some quality time today grilling Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing:

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  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    B. Lee has confirmed her place in history along with Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney and the inimitable Ron Paul as the leading foreign policy diletantes of our day. As for the others, G. Miller can’t see beyond the school door and Wooly Lynn and Co. get their ideas from recovering LSD users.